Missouri State University

FY 2010


The goal to improve existing academic facilities is the theme of the multi-phased Facilities Reutilization Plan (FREUP).  Phase I of the four-phase FREUP program on the Springfield campus contributes to the Universitys goal of consolidating colleges geographically.    Kings Street Annex, Temple Hall and McDonald Arena will be renovated to accommodate academic and administrative requirements and enhance the programmatic mission by updating buildings with deferred maintenance issues.  OZARKS HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCE CENTER
This new facility, located on the west mall between Kemper Hall and Glass Hall, will be an interdisciplinary science center for conducting research and providing undergraduate and graduate educational programs that address health and life science issues.  Its applied research and educational programs will be guided by regional and state needs, and the work within the Center will involve collaborations with education, healthcare, business, community service, and governmental organizations.  The research made possible by this facility is in concert with the public affairs mission of Missouri State University.

In FREUP Phase II, the exterior of Pummill Hall will be upgraded to improve energy efficiency.  Classrooms, academic support areas, and offices within Pummill Hall will be renovated to provide a professional learning environment for students.  Full renovation will be performed on all four floors of Hill Hall to allow reconfiguration of academic and administrative space to meet requirements of the College of Education.UNIVERSITY RECREATION CENTER
In 2006, the Missouri State University student body endorsed an initiative designed to create a facility in the center of the core campus for students, faculty and staff to participate in fitness activities, enjoy recreation opportunities, and learn about other aspects of wellness.  A new building at the current site of the outdoor tennis courts has been targeted as the future home of the University Recreation Center, which will serve as a vital resource in support of the Universitys Wellness Initiative. IDEA COMMONS
The IDEA Commons is a geographic area in downtown Springfield that will include locations for spin-off commercialization of technologies and university programs that will create an environment to generate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the Springfield region. IDEA Commons is Missouri State University's vision and commitment to create a new type of urban research park that is blended with residential, retail and entertainment facilities, and supported by various university programs. This unique project will bring together Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Arts (IDEA) and is an example of how the university continues to be engaged in promoting the community's livability and economic successGREENWOOD ADDITION
Since Greenwood Laboratory School was originally built in 1966 the needs of the science department have dramatically increased.  In order to serve their students better and help prepare them for college, new science facilities are necessary.  The addition to Greenwood anticipates several additional science labs and classrooms along with support spaces to serve this need.


Research continues to expand within the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.  Much of this research is done through the aid of aquatics and small animals.  In order to properly house and care for these animals and provide space for research facilities, an addition to Temple Hall is envisioned.  This addition would be designed to properly segregate the animals as needed along with providing a facility that will allow compliance with all animal care requirements.